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Supreme Court rulings align copyright with digital reality

Supreme Court rulings align copyright with digital reality

July 13, 2012
National

"The Supreme Court has dashed the hopes of Canadian composers and music publishers with a series of rulings on copyright that includes a declaration that music publishers should not receive more money when their songs are downloaded over the Internet than when they are bought in a store.

The decisions mean online stores such as Apple’s iTunes will not have to pay copyright holders when they offer free streaming samples to consumers..."

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